Saturday, February 23, 2013

Piped swirls cake

I went to a "Day of Sharing" for an Ices club. (Which is basically a cake club.) It was really cool, in one of the presentations this lady was doing this technique using piping gel and painting it with vodka and luster dust. 
So the next week when I could do whatever I wanted, this is what I wanted to do. Now the one downside was that I didn't have piping gel that day, so I had to pipe with frosting, and paint with luster dust.
The overall effect was definitely more bold, and less clear and iridescent, which was one thing really pretty doing it with clear piping gel, but overall I still liked it. I think it was pretty.
I tried to give you all the angles. Piping is definitely not my strongest cake skill, because mostly I just work with fondant, but I'm working on it and I think I'm getting a little bit  better anyway.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Bridal Cake

Sometimes cakes turn out just the way you hoped they would, and this was one of those times. To make it more personal I asked for a picture of the bride in her dress. and her colors. Her dress was so pretty I immediately wanted to make a bride on top of the cake.
She had one of those dresses that bunches in different places, I think I was able to replicate it pretty well.
I liked the way she turned out. And they seemed to be happy with it that it looked pretty much like her.
I actually don't like to put ribbons on the bottom of cakes very much, because I like to show that I can get the fondant on the bottom smooth and not have to cover it. But the cake definitely needed something else and I wanted to tie in the tie and bow that goes around her dress.
Personally I like cakes better without words, so that is why I took the pictures above before I put the words on. Below is the finished cake with the words.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Christmas cupcakes

I almost forgot about these, which is why I'm posting them quite a bit after Christmas.

 I wanted these cupcakes to be simple and delicious. Red Velvet cake, with my white chocolate cream cheese frosting.
 And I just added some simple little gingerbread men, and candy canes. Simple but yummy!